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by | Read by Christine Williams

Fiction • 16.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Baker’s multigenerational family saga spans the first half of the twentieth century. The story includes all the drama of the genre as well as fascinating advice on how to be the perfect wife from books and magazines of the times. Christine Williams's narration is clear and precise but not well modulated. Sometimes her voice seems too big for the job at hand, and her accents are also troubling. Characters intermittently exhibit accents intended as Southern or Midwestern, but these are not distinctive enough to be effective. Including the date and address as an orienting device at each scene change causes annoying breaks in the narrative. This is one of those rare occasions when the material is not improved by the audio presentation. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 08]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0042-7 $32.95 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0043-4 $32.95 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN $31.47


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0040-3 $85.95 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0041-0 $108.00 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0044-1 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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